Serious 3 car crash in Portage Township

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - A serious three car crash occurred in Portage Township Friday, happening around 10:30 a.m. in front of the Ridgeview Resort.

A northbound vehicle driven by 20-year-old Jake Patchin from the Lake Linden was slowing in the roadway to turn left when he was rear-ended by 19-year-old Laura Denny of Munising, heading north.

Denny’s vehicle was pushed into the southbound lane and collided with Kenneth Dorman, a 68-year-old man from Houghton.

Denny suffered minor injuries and was transported to U.P. Health Systems Portage. A citation was issued to the at-fault driver for Violation of Basic Speed Law-Too Fast.

The Michigan State Police was assisted by the Hancock Police, Houghton County Sherriff’s Department, and Houghton Police.